When you import videos to iPhoto from, say, an iPhone, the videos get dumped in with all the snapshots you've taken. Thankfully, there is an easy way to separate out the videos by using a Smart Album.… Read more
If you are overwhelmed by the sprawling features of Photoshop or another high-powered editing application, iPhoto offers simple yet effective editing tools for amateur photographers. In fact, performing edits in iPhoto can be as simple as pressing a single button. Don't be afraid to get in there and experiment; iPhoto editing is nondestructive, meaning that you can always return a photo to its original, unedited state.… Read more
With Facebook and Twitter and photo-sharing sites like Flickr and Picasa, it's not as common to e-mail photos as it was a few years ago. One of the many ways these online services are convenient for sharing photos is they automatically resize them. Show of hands: how many times have you been e-mailed a photo that was so gigantic that you needed to scroll up and down, left and right to make sense of it? And with the megapixel count of today's cameras, we all have the capacity to e-mail enormously oversize images. If there is a book of e-mail decorum, resizing a photo before e-mailing it should be one of the first chapters. And if you are uploading a photo rather than e-mailing it, reducing the size of your images can greatly speed up the upload time.
For Mac users, iPhoto makes it easy to resize a photo. Here's how:… Read more
Apple provides many great video tutorials online to help users get the most out of their Macs. Included in those tutorials are several about gestures in iPhoto '11. Here are a few more gestures to help supplement those.
Courtesy of curious Mac OS X Hints user tchenj, these hints work with newer trackpads that support multitouch gesturing. I checked out each hint using iPhoto '11 on a 2010 MacBook Pro. So, if you meet the requirements, open iPhoto, select a photo, and click Edit in the toolbar on the bottom of the iPhoto window.
Note: Before you get started, you … Read more
Uploading photos from iPhoto to Facebook via iPhoto's built-in exporter has taken a turn for the worse for some users, not allowing uploading or downloading and often freezing while trying to connect.
Several users have voiced their displeasure with the situation in one of the Apple Support Discussion forum threads. User ajrossnz writes:Since I upgraded from iPhoto '09 to '11 I have been unable to upload to facebook, a feature that worked great in '09. I have done all the things that were suggested through various googling such as removing my facebook account in preferences and removing albums, … Read more
Apple has released a couple of updates today, for iDVD and for the MacBook Air. The update to iDVD brings the version to 7.1.1 and fixes problems users have had with sending iPhoto '11 slideshows to iDVD. It also fixes some stability bugs in the program. The software update for the MacBook Air (late 2010 model) addresses a problem in which the systems would not go to sleep.
The updates should be available via Software Update, but can also be downloaded from the following locations:
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When Apple released the iPhoto '11 version 9.1.1 update, one of the included features was to allow Microsoft Outlook users to send photos via e-mail through that program. Apple has in the past supported the use of Entourage, but the new Outlook e-mail client has a few different protocols and features and needed specific support. Unfortunately even though iPhoto is supposed to send e-mails through Outlook, a number of people are finding the feature broken.
Luckily the problem is not with iPhoto's coding, which would require Apple to recompile the program, but instead is with a crude … Read more
Apple has released an update for iPhoto, which addresses a number of stability issues and problems with photo and library management. In addition it offers new e-mail-related options including mailing with alternative e-mail clients, more resizing options when e-mailing photos, and new "Classic" and "Journal" themes for e-mails.
The update is available via Software Update, but can also be downloaded as a 62.09MB installer from the iPhoto 9.1.1 update page. In addition to the updates mentioned above, the specifics included in this update are:Photos attached to an e-mail can now be sized … Read more
For those of you befuddled as to why Apple didn't support calendars in the latest version of iPhoto, wonder no more.
Apple just today sent us a note saying that it has pushed a software update that adds calendars to iPhoto '11. There's no explanation as to why they were missing in the first place, but it's a safe bet that it just wasn't ready when Apple introduced the latest version of the photo software along with iLife '11 and two new versions of the MacBook Air on October 20.
In addition to the calendar option, … Read more
Upgrading to the latest version of iPhoto has caused a few users some problems where the program would hang during the library conversion, and in some rarer cases has resulted in lost photos. Apple has addressed this problem in an update to iPhoto (version 9.0.1) that was released on Friday.
The update is a 33.87MB download that is available at the iPhoto 9.0.1 download webpage. While this should be available through Software Update, if you have not yet installed iPhoto '11 then first download this update, and apply it immediately after installing the new version. … Read more